Ellyn Weiss is a painter and printmaker, curator, blogger and teacher, with studios in Mt. Ranier, MD and Truro, MA. Ellyn has had more than 20 solo shows and has participated in numerous juried and group exhibitions. She is currently represented by the Wohlfarth Gallery, Washington, DC; Art Advisory, Washington, DC; and the Adah Rose Gallery in Kensington, MD.
She works in a wide variety of media; one recent solo show at the Nevin Kelly Gallery in DC was composed of paintings made entirely of tar. “Twelve Linear Feet,” her abstract mural, is the largest painting in the District of Columbia City Hall Collection in the John A Wilson Building, a distinction in which she takes particular, if perhaps perverse, pleasure.
In May 2011, Ellyn, Sondra Arkin, and Susan Finsen collaborated on an exhibition at the Gateway Arts Center in Brentwood, MD. The work included a large floor-to-ceiling interactive installation called Community Spirit. The story of the collaboration has been compiled in a book entitled Making Collaboration Work: Community Spirit.
Ellyn curates, with Sondra Arkin, the Zeitgeist series of exhibitions, featuring artists responding to an issue important to our moment in time. The third of this series, Too Much Information, will take place at the District of Columbia Art Center in May. Other upcoming shows include Wax Works opening at the end of September at the Athenaeum in Alexandria and a solo show at the McLean Arts Center in December, 2012. She also teaches encaustic (wax) painting in her studio.
Shifting Boundaries, 2010
Dark Forest, 2011
Tar on board
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